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At any meeting of this Committee, in the absence of the Chairman, one of the attending members shall be chosen to preside.


The action of this Committee upon any subject or matter within the limits of its powers shall be by resolution, in writing. If acted upon by correspondence, the Chairman of the District Committee which proposes or first adopts it will certify such resolution to the Secretary of this Committee, who shall transmit a copy thereof to the Chairman of each other District Committee, who shall then obtain and certify to the Secretary of this Committee the vote of his District Committee. The vote of a majority of each District Committee shall be so certified as its vote, and the Secretary of the General Committee shall enter upon the minutes of the proceedings, as the action of the General Committee, whatever shall be the result of, or sustained by the vote of, at least five District Executive Committees. And in case amendments to such resolution shall be adopted and certified from any District Committee, they shall be acted upon in like manner.


The General Executive Committee and the District Executive Committees may transact business without assembling, and through correspondence by their Chairman or Secretary whenever directed by the Chairman of the General Executive Committee.


In case of filling a vacant office by correspondence, the Secretary of this Committee shall invite each District Committee to nominate persons therefor, and shall thereafter transmit a list of the persons so nominated to each District Committee, which shall vote thereon in like manner as provided in the second rule.


In addition to the above methods of transacting business by the General Executive Committee, any member thereof may transmit to the Chairman any resolution, in writing, upon any subject whatever, and if the Chairman shall approve of submitting the same to the Committee, he shall forward it with such approval to the Secretary, who shall thereupon print and submit the same to all the members of the Committee, by mail, who shall forthwith return their votes thereon to the Secretary. Ten negative votes shall prevent the passage of any such resolution, and if that number shall not be received by the Secretary within ten days after he shall have mailed it to the members, such resolution shall be adopted, and so entered by the Secretary in the minutes; provided, such resolution receives a majority of the votes cast, and at least four affirmative votes. The Secretary shall submit, with every resolution, so sent by him, a copy of this clause of Rule V.


The Secretary shall promptly transmit to every officer of the Association (which includes all the Standing Committees), and also publish in the Albany Law Journal a statement of every resolution of this Committee, adopted by correspondence, and a transcript of the minutes of every meeting of this Committee.


Whenever the name of any member of the Bar shall have been duly transmitted to the Executive Committee, or its authorized officers, for the action of the Committee, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of this Committee to transmit to each of the members of this Committee a communication stating that certain persons have been duly proposed for membership, giving the names and addresses of such persons and calling upon the members of the Executive Committee to pass upon the names of the persons so proposed; and any applicant so proposed, in the absence of any disserting vote cast after the expiration of ten days, in response to such communication, shall thereby be and become a member of the State Bar Association, upon complying with the Constitution and By-laws. The names of such persons as shall not meet with such approval shall be subsequently acted upon by the Executive Committee.



New York State Bar Association.


Albany, N. Y., January 19-20, 1904.

The Association met in the Common Council Chamber, in the City Hall, in the city of Albany, on Tuesday, January 19, 1904, at II A. M.

President Milburn in the Chair.

The President:

Gentlemen, the meeting will be opened with prayer by Canon Fulcher.

Rev. Canon Fulcher:

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen. Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into tempta

tion; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Almighty Lord and Everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of Thy laws and in the works of Thy commandments; that through Thy most merciful being, here and hereafter, we may be preserved in body and soul through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with Thy most gracious favor and further us with Thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in Thee, we may glorify Thy holy Name, and finally, by Thy mercy, obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost be amongst you and remain with you alway. Amen.

The President:

Gentlenen of the Association, I am deeply sensible of the honor conferred upon me in calling on me to preside over the Association for a second year. We have convened to hold the twenty-seventh annual meeting of the Association. I hope our meeting will be a successful and interesting one, and that all of our deliberations will be conducted with good temper. For myself, I bespeak your indulgence during the proceedings.

We will now proceed to the regular order of business. The first is the reading of the minutes of the last meeting.

Arthur L. Andrews, of Albany:

Mr. President, I move the reading of the minutes be dispensed with.

The motion was duly seconded and carried.

The President:

The next in order is nominations for membership.

Hector Sears, of Gardiner:

I nominate A. D. Lent, of Highland.

Seward A. Simons, of Buffalo:

I propose Charles A. Burke, of Malone; John N. Vanderlyn, of New Paltz; Howard H. Widener, of Rochester; Jesse S. Phillips, of Andover; Charles S. Plank, of Waddington.

The Secretary:

I propose the following names: Waldo E. Bullard, of New York; Roger P. Clark, of Binghamton; Frederick W. Clifford, of Owego; Rensselaer J. Cooper, of Schenectady; Samuel P. Hildreth, of Amityville; Barna Johnson, of Andes; William A. Keener, of New York; William Morgan Lee, of Poughkeepsie; Clarence E. McNutt, of Troy; Grosvenor Nicholas, of New York; Frank Hurd Robinson, of Hornellsville; Clarence E. Shuster, of Rochester; Preston R. Smith, of Buffalo; William Pierrepont White, of Utica.

The President:

They will be referred to the Committee on Admissions. The report of the Executive Committee is next in order.

The Secretary:

Mr. Buchanan will present that report later.

The President:

The report of the Treasurer is now in order.

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